DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 11 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. MAURICIO MACRI BLANCO SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF ARGENTINA
i. Mauricio Macri Blanco has sworn in as the President of Argentina.
ii. He has replaced Cristina Elisabet Fernandez de Kirchner who was in the office for two terms between 2007 and 2015.
Capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires
Currency of Argentina: Peso
2. SHARAD PAWAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON MY TERMS RELEASED
i. On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power, an autobiography of Sharad Pawar was released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
ii. The book was released on the 75th birthday of Pawar known as the Maratha strongman and the leader of Nationalist Congress Party.
iii. In his autobiography he has detailed his experiences of political and social issues spanning 50 years.
3. WORLD’S FIRST DENGUE VACCINE DENGVAXIA APPROVED FOR USE IN MEXICO
i. The Mexican authorities has approved the use of the first-ever vaccine against dengue fever.
ii. The Dengue vaccine will be publicly available for the first time.
iii. The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks approved Dengvaxia for the prevention of disease caused by all four dengue virus
iv. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus.
v. The disease is a potential threat to almost half of the world’s population.
4. TUNISIAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE QUARTET AWARDED 2015 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
i. Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet has been awarded prestigious 2015 Nobel Peace Prizein Oslo, Norway.
ii. The award was received by Trade unionist Hassine Abassi, human rights activist Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh and Ouided Bouchamaoui.
iii. The award is given for his contribution in building pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution.
iv. National Dialogue Quartet was established in 2013 with an aim of promoting peaceful political process at a time when Tunisia was on the brink of civil war aftermath of revolution.
5. CABINET HAS GIVES ITS NOD FOR BIGGEST FDI IN INDIAN RAILWAYS
i. The Cabinet has given its approval to set up India’s first 500-km-long bullet train project, with the help of Japanese funds and technology.
ii. The train will Connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad and it will cost the project with Rs 98,000 crore
iii. Japan will invest Rs 78, 000 crore.
iv. This is the largest foreign investment in India’s railway sector.
iv. The Japanese Shinkansen system of bullet trains had the best safety record, with no fatalities and delays of less than a minute.